Leave it to Breitbart.com to lie about a 92-year-old icon and to do it so pathetically. Well, that's the conservarazzi in a nutshell. Here's their headline about an interview Norman did on MSNBC:
On MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” television writer and producer Norman Lear, who created the iconic 70’s TV sitcoms, “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” “One Day at a Time” and Maude, said his legendary conservative, blue-collar character Archie Bunker would have “denied” Tea Party because he was not a “hater.
Now read the transcript and see what he actually said:
Lear, 92, famed creator of "All in the Family," appeared on MSNBC's "The Cycle" Monday to talk about his new memoir, Even This I Get To Experience, and reflected on how society and families have changed since the sitcom's heyday in the 1970s. When asked what the show's fictional lead character Archie Bunker would have thought of the Tea Party today, Lear said he would have "denied" it, because he didn't hate others, he was just afraid of change.
"He would have founded the Coffee Party," Lear quipped. "He was not a hater. And that was the secret of Archie Bunker, he was not a hater." Lear added that Archie Bunker was more afraid of "progress" than "bigotry."
What a-hole at Breitbart came up with that headline? The creator of All In The Family said that Archie Bunker wouldn't have had an opinion on the Tea Party because he doesn't hate anyone. Norman didn't say that the Tea Party are haters. When asked for comment on the Breitbart story, Lear came up with a golden nugget:
When asked why he thought Breitbart would run such a headline, Lear answered: "The site is known as Breitbart, not Breitsmart."
Do yourself a favor and grab a copy or a download of his autobiography. You will not be disappointed.